Tuesday, 26 March 2013
96 Sir John Hanmer
Constituency : Shrewsbury 1832-7, Kingston-upon-Hull 1841-7 ( Conservative) , Flint Boroughs 1847-72
John was a baronet educated at Eton and Oxford. His ancestors had been MPs for Flint.
John was a supporter of Free Trade , religious liberty and fair elections. He abandoned Hull in 1847 saying he did not want to have his election tainted by corrupt practices though it may have been unpromising territory for a Peelite. After 1847 John never spoke in either House. He fancied himself a poet and published some of his work.
John was created 1st Baron Hanmer in 1872, by his neighbour Gladstone, relinquishing his seat.
He died in 1881 aged 71.